Moving Home in West London

Moving Home in West London

West London has long been a prime location for professionals wishing to work in the capital without the burden of high Central London living costs. The public transport system makes this commute easier than ever before and the recent push for cleaner London air will result in increased investment in public transport services.

However, it is naïve to think of towns like Richmond or Kingston upon Thames as mere commuter towns. That would be no more accurate than suggesting everyone who lives in Twickenham only does so for their love of international rugby, or Wembley residents care only for football.

The towns of West London are thriving communities in their own right and though their proximity to Central London has no doubt helped, they have their own local economies and successful businesses.

As we would expect, London sees a lot of residential mobility, with people (and businesses) moving into and out of the city as their circumstances dictate, but in West London there is also a lot of mobility within the area. There has always been a high demand for local removals services that start and end in West London.

It is no surprise that there are many removals businesses in an area where demand for their services is high, but not all removers are the same. Many are little more than a man-and-van that could be delivering building materials one day and doing a house removal the next. Although there is nothing inherently wrong with this, it does mean there are many customers that receive a lesser service than they expect.

Professional removers invest is training and equipment that ensures the customers goods are appropriately protected. They provide insurance, written quotes and additional services such as packing fragile items and antiques.

Generally, a professional removals company will be in a trade association, like AIM, which will insist they work to a Code of Practice that ensures professionalism and consumer protection.

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The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Phone:0208 892 0369


COVID 19 Statement

The partial lock-down in the UK has led to many movers wondering if they are required to temporarily shut down their business.

Before you make a decision, please consider the following.

The lock-down is aimed primarily at non-essential retail and leisure in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Transport and freight are considered essential.


If you choose to continue working, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Follow the guidelines issued by the Government and instruct your staff to do likewise.

For domestic removals, clean all door handles and handrails, etc at both premises with an appropriate sanitiser.
Frequently clean all equipment (including vehicle cab interiors) with soap and water or a sanitiser.
Only send the minimum number of staff required (usually 2) to complete the job.
Request from the customer that they ask family and friends to stay away during the move.
Ask the customer to keep their distance during the move.
Don’t do home-visit surveys. Conduct surveys over the phone or by video call.

AIM believes that you should avoid all unnecessary work, but carry out essential work if possible.

AIM can’t and won’t tell you whether you should close your business. That is your decision.